Is it normal to wait three months to see the doctor after treatment?

Question about follow up with doctor. Is it normal to wait 3 months to see doctor after prostate removal?


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  • ninaw moderator
    2 weeks ago

    Hi @popduker, sharing some answers from Facebook as well (here’s the link: http://www.facebook.com/prostatecancerdotnet/posts/606337439781126)

    “I saw my doc monthly for about six months. PSA was and still is undetectable. I would say whatever you are comfortable with.” – Jerry
    “No when ever you feel a ( gut ) need to – it’s your life – not theirs !” – Tom
    “Every three months but at the end of month two is seems to alway be in the back of my mind” – Francis
    Hope the three month goes well, and I bet if you want to get in touch with the doc before with any questions, they should be willing to answer. – Nina, ProstateCancer.net Team

  • Will Jones moderator
    3 weeks ago

    My first visit was one month after surgery and since then it has been every three months, although I moved one up because of ongoing concerns about incontinence. Three months seems to be the norm in my support group for the first couple of years at least.

  • Doug Sparling moderator
    3 weeks ago

    Of course it can vary by doctor or other factors, but with generally healthy patients after radical prostatectomy for stages T1 to 2NOMO and T3a to cNOMO, follow ups typically happen every three months for the first year. I’ve not had an RP, but everyone I’ve known who has, it’s been three months. I’ve seen the same in medical journals and reputable cancer websites as well. – Doug, ProstateCancer.net Team

  • Diane Talbert moderator
    3 weeks ago

    I’m not sure of the norm, but I know that with my father his follow-up appointment was three months after treatment. Than after that his appointments were every six months. I’m sure every doctor is different.

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